Feel the International Flavor of Nikko During Chinese New Year

Recommended Length: 1 Day

Every year, Kinugawa Onsen celebrates the Lunar New Year on a grand scale. The resort holds various events and offers special gifts for international visitors. Outside the festivities, relax in the hot springs and have fun in the area's amusement parks.

Day 1

Kinugawa-Onsen Station

On Foot

Short walk

Event

Lunar New Year and Oni Festival

At the Lunar New Year and Oni Festival, visitors can celebrate the Lunar New Year with food, drink and games. You can participate in a tea ceremony, eat Nikko’s famous soba (buckwheat noodles), enjoy popular festival games, and try kakizome—ceremonial New Year calligraphy. Visitors can meet oni (mythical Japanese ogres) native to Kinugawa Onsen.

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Winter

By bus

5-minute ride to Tobu World Square. 20-minute ride to Nikko Edomura

Theme Parks

By bus

20 minutes from Nikko Edomura by the bus to Kinugawa-Onsen Station

Daytrip Onsen

Kinugawa Onsen

Kinugawa Onsen is actually made up of two hot springs—Taki Onsen on the west bank of the Kinugawa River, and Fujiwara Onsen on the east. It’s known for its relaxing properties and it attracts many travelers each year. Currently Kinugawa Onsen has over 80 hotels and ryokans, ranging from traditional Japanese style to modern Western style.

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HOT SPRING

By taxi

5-minute ride

Event

Illumination in Tobu World Square

You can see models of 102 famous buildings from around the world in this theme park, reproduced at a 1:25 scale. From autumn through spring the monuments and buildings are illuminated in the evening, giving visitors a unique view of the iconic structures.

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Autumn

By taxi

5-minute ride

Kinugawa-Onsen Station